Kavanaugh and the Victim-Blaming Narratives of Iowa Conservative Commentators

Whatever its ultimate outcome, one striking thing that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has already magnified, in light of the sexual assault allegations he...

Kim Reynolds Refuses to Say If She Considers Journalists the “Enemy of the People”

Amid criticism over her reduced access to reporters in recent weeks, embattled incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday refused to take a position on...
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Update: Tribune Media Pulls Out of Sinclair Deal, Files Lawsuit

Update, 8/10: On Thursday, the Tribune Media Co. announced it had terminated its agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to have the conservative media giant...

Weekly News Roundup: Reynolds, Set to Sign Anti-Immigrant Bill, Backs Up Trump on Border...

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. During an event Friday at a Waterloo elementary school, Gov. Kim Reynolds said...

Cedar Rapids’ KGAN Among Sinclair-Owned TV Stations Spreading Pro-Trump, Media-Bashing Propaganda

On March 7, CNN's Brian Stelter reported that the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group was forcing anchors at the local TV stations the telecom giant...

Weekly News Roundup: Des Moines Publishing Company to Acquire Time Magazine in Koch-Backed Deal

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Backed by Koch Brothers, Des Moines-Based Meredith Corp. Announces Time Inc. Acquisition On Sunday...
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Pulitzer Winner Art Cullen Warns of Wintersteen Presidency

In a letter to the editor of the Iowa State Daily student newspaper, Storm Lake Times editor Art Cullen slammed Iowa State University ag...

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate Compares Kim Reynolds to MLK Jr., JFK

A fawning column published last Tuesday in the Des Moines Register by the director of a national criminal justice reform group active in the...

Neo-Nazi Propaganda Hits Ames Again, This Time on School Board Candidate’s Yard Sign

On Sunday, white supremacist propaganda similar to that found multiple times last fall on Iowa State University's campus was found on a yard sign...

Local Police Joke About 420 As They Continue to Arrest People for a Habit...

For 420 yesterday, Ames and Iowa State University police joined in on what’s become an annual tradition for departments around the country: taking to...